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MLS Director Addresses Dutchess County Bar Association

Oct 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Recently, the Dutchess County Bar Association held its membership luncheon at the Poughkeepsie Grand in Poughkeepsie. Their keynote speaker was Santo (Sandy) Tambone, Executive Officer of Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service LLC (MHMLS). Mr. Tambone spoke to the change in the mission of the multiple listing service (MLS), current market conditions within the Dutchess County real […]



Town of Pawling 2015 Budget Released

Oct 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Town of Pawling Supervisor David Kelly released his 2015 tentative budget with a tax increase of 1.497%.  The budget includes proposals for new computer equipment, 3 full-time positions, and enhanced recreation programs for the town residents. “I have presented a budget that accounts for skyrocketing fuel and energy costs yet stays below the tax cap […]



Middletown Grant Will Create Additional Public Parking

Oct 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the City of Middletown has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program. The funding will go towards purchasing a vacant property and create a ecologically sound, well-lit parking area which will preserve and add green space to the downtown area. […]



Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Hamptonburgh

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Hamptonburgh Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Hamptonburg has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program. The funding will go towards needed repairs to the Town’s existing waste water filtering system and replace the system […]



Orange County Awarded Grant to Aid Countywide Narcotics Task Force

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on September 30, 2014, that the state budget for fiscal year 2014-15 contains an appropriation of $25,000 to be awarded to the District Attorney’s Office and Orange County under the federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The grant is earmarked for the purchase of equipment “to […]



Urban Planner Paul Hesse Joins Pattern for Progress

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Urban planner Paul Hesse this week joined the staff of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress as senior research planner focusing primarily on the revitalization of the region’s urban centers, from Mount Vernon to Monticello. Prior to joining Pattern, Paul was the Community Development Director for the City of Poughkeepsie where he administered the City’s Community […]



Youth Soccer Association Requires Concussion Awareness Test

Sep 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

All Coaches and Refs in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Must Now Pass a Concussion Awareness Test Was this summer’s World Cup in Brazil the best World Cup ever? Not if you are concerned about player safety. There were three instances where players with possible concussions returned to the field before they were […]



5 Newburgh Schools Off the Watch List

Sep 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District received confirmation that it now has five schools in Good Standing.  This is based on student performance during the 2011-2012 and the 2012-2013 school years.  The following schools will be removed from Focus School Status for the 2014-15 school year and will be designated as schools in Good Standing: […]



Discussion on Women’s Rights and the Supreme Court September 10

Sep 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Join Orange County Democratic Women an informative discussion about these and other recent decisions and what they signify for women’s reproductive rights. Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm Palaia Vineyard Winery 10 Sweet Clover Road and Route 32, Highland Mills EVENT-FREE Cash Wine and Beer Bar Available RSVP ocdwpres@gmail.com



City of Poughkeepsie’s Fall leaf collection schedule for 2014

Aug 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Department of Public Works will begin collecting loose leaves from the curb on Monday, November 3, 2014.  To eliminate the early leaf piles, the department plans to have leaf crews in all eight wards of the City, every workday of the week up to November 24th.  Beginning Monday November 24th, leaf crews will concentrate […]